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Well my runnung tail lights to my 2005 Dodge magnum are not working...we recently been haveing problems with it we noticed it was the fuse blowing so we kept changing them out..but one day they quite working all together..The fuse isnt blown its like it dead i need help with this problem.

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  • tannerwhippl Feb 09, 2010

    Do i have to take to a dealership or someone to fix it or can i fix it myself

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    u have a shorted circuit, u don't just change fuses you find the short.

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You had a short, which kept blowing the fuse. Now the wire may have been pinched somewhere and finally come apart. You now need to trace the circuit with a voltage tester of some kind. Look for 12v dc at the fuse, then the switch input, the switch output and along the wire which usuall runs along the drivers side under the moulding at the door sile, under back seat into the trunk to the lamps. The fron light wires go through a grommet in the firewall up to the lights. Was the car in an accident or had work done just before this started.

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  • gfschef Feb 10, 2010

    Try the local library for a Chilton or Motors Manual. They may have wiring diagrams. Haynes has manuals at the autoparts shops as well. Usually about $20. Wish I had one I could read to you, tough finding shorts without diagrams.

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For about $50 you can buy a signal tracer pair at Harbor Freight. First you check at one of the lights to ensure there is no voltage. They you clip one lead from the signal generator to the power, and the other to ground. Then you follow near the wire, with the button pushed on tone receiver. You trace back until the tone disappears. That will be where the insulation on the wire cut through and shorted out.

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